Artistar Jewels: is an event sure to dazzle with its brilliance and delight with its conception. It offers, every year on the international scene, an unprecedented reading on contemporary jewellery, which has been produced using both ancient and modern techniques; from lost wax, to 3D printing.
Now in its sixth year, the exhibition will be held under the patronage of the City of Milan, February 19 to 24, 2019, on magnificent display in the elegant neoclassical eighteenth-century building, which was the base for the French Embassy during the Napoleonic period, the Palazzo Bovara.
Jewellery is all about human relationships. Artisans involved are proposing the trends of recent years and showcasing a very high achievement in design and craftsmanship to cater to the wants, needs and desires of their clientele.
Rings in particular have been worn continuously since the 3rd Millennium BCE by all civilizations and today it is a very powerful historical object because of the symbolism, stories, mystique, magic and often extreme realms of fantasy, which are attached to its evolution, alongside that of humankind.
Artists all, Special Guests this year are Christophe Burger (b.1950), who today lives and works in Colmar, France, Ute Decker, a minimalist who produces wearable sculptures, as well as Turi Simeti, painter, who explores the ‘formal properties of light and colour in his works.
All jewellery from London to New York, Milan to Paris, or Melbourne to Vancouver, is modern in its day.
The goal of the event is not to regulate and make rules, but to enhance the uniqueness and the history of each creation, arousing in the visitor wonder, curiosity and willingness to deepen. The pieces presented go beyond the decorative element and represent both the “extension” of the creator and the thoughts and feelings of the wearer.’
The age of the age of light and elegance in design and the decorative arts, when the Palazzo Bovara was being built, was lit by candlelight, with advances in mirror plate technology encouraging the creation of lavish interiors and stunning jewellery.
This event continues such a tradition.
Founder of Artistar Enzo Carbone explains: “Artistar Jewels is a growing project, with new partners in Italy and outside of Europe where we are working a lot. The public attention to contemporary jewellery and artistic manufacture is growing significantly in our country and we strongly believe in it” he said.
By a general rule, jewels are the gems prepared for mounting in jewellery or other objects of art. Jewellery is the finished product, which adorns its wearer.
In this case however it may be different, because today freedom of expression also offers visitors an insight into contemporary production in the field of body ornamentation.
The 500 sculptural ornaments on display have been thematically linked under headings such as avant-garde, innovation, precious and recycling.
Design is the visible expression of something profound and invisible; in whatever medium is used, and whatever form it takes, it is shaped by the culture and age that produced it*
Some 400 applications were received from all over the world, with the appointed jury on behalf of Artistar Jewels selecting the work of 140 artists.
Their entries were judged on such criteria as artistic value, technical experimentation, design, stylistic research, personal interpretation of the traditional techniques, originality of theme and, technological innovation,
The jury consisted of industry professionals including – Elisabetta Barracchia – Director of Vogue Vanity Fair Accessory, Maristella Campi – Fashion and costume journalist, Gianni De Liguoro – Founding partner and stylist of the famous brand De Liguoro, Irina Slesareva – Director of Jewelery Review Magazine and Creative Director of the Russian Line Jewelery Contest, Luca Solari – Founder and Owner of the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana; Director of the Via Tadino 30 school, Guido Solari – Director of the Via Tortona 26 school, Director of the SOA Lab & Factory of Via Savona 20, Ivan Perini – Fine Jewelry & Consultancy, Liza Urla – founder of Gemologue.
Artistar Jewels 2019, a book published by Logo Fausto Lupetti, will be available all over Italy, in European capitals and sent to 5,000 professional, including buyers, concept stores, journalists, stakeholders and jewellery galleries.
One to search out.
If you are in town for the associated gala nights, they are sure to be fabulous affairs to remember.
Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle, 2019
Artistar Jewels, 2019
19-24 February 2019
10 am – 6 pm
C.so di Porta Venezia, 51
Adha Zelma Jewelry, Agostina Laurenzano, AGUSTINA ROS, Aileen Gray Jewellery, Alessandro Orlandi Orafo, Alva Chen, Ana Margarida Carvalho, Anastasia Dubrova, Anastasia Kucherenko, Anca Ioana CROITORU, Andreia Gabriela Popescu, Anna Maccieri Rossi, Anna Maria Pitt, Anna Nava-Liess / Anna Nava Handcrafted, Anna Zeibig, Aseem Grover – Aseem Gioielli, Asimi, aurum BY GUÐBJÖRG, Bárbara Laso Fernández, Bia Tambelli / Bia Tambelli Creations, Carlo Lucidi, Christine Rio – Slate Jewelry, CRISTIANA PERALI, Daniela Schwarz, Denis Music Jewellery, Denis Sozin, Diana Alexandra Vasile / Temper Design, Dominika Durtan, Doris Gabrielli, Elena Franceschetti per ICE CREAM JEWELS, Elizabeth Jane Campbell, Ellence, Federico Primiceri, Fiorella Pattoni, FQD – Flaminia Quattrocchi Design, Francesca Di Virgilio / Fragiliadesign, Francesca Paolin / PAOLIN, FRANCESCO BARBATO JEWELS & SCULPTURES, Gabriela Mariscal, Fabian Pelayo of Maria Mariscal, Gena Tudor, Gina Melosi Jewellery, GLAUCO CAMBI, Hanna Kowalska, Hawraa Almaqseed/ INDSOPH – aich Jewellery, Hofmann-Schüll Ulrike Tiger-Gold, HRK – Helga Ritsch & Regula Kilchsperger, Ilya Agadzhanov – Art I Fact Jewellery IMMAGO JEWELS, Inna Vlasikhina – Statements, Jessica Pass London, Ji Young Kim , John Farris Visionary Arts, Kate Lozynina / MY AIR, Katharina Kraus, Katherine Hubble, LARA MADER, LAURA FORTE, Letizia Maggio, Lindsey Fontijn, Lokta Art VASILIKI MERIANOU, Luana Loureiro Coelho, LUCIA PETRACCA-ALESSANDRA MAZZEO / PIN-DEVICE, Mappie Theijn-de Jongh / Mappie Edelsmid, marcomormilejewellery, Maria Elisabetta Donadio, Maria Giovanna Pavanetto Jo., Maria Kerrn-Jespersen, Maria Louise High, MARIANNA MAROLLA – PESELI, Marion Colasse, Max Sytnikov, May Gañán, Michelle Lowe-Holder, Michelle Lung, midzo, Mikky Eger, Milla Castro, Mina Contemporary Jewellery by Mina Farrokhi, MIRUNA BELICOVICI, Misato Takahashi, Miss Kay Guo, Mona Tabbicca, Morena Fregonese MAITAI JEWELS, Natalia Lubieniecka / mysouldesign, Natalia Vorokhina, Nayibe Warchausky, Nina Lima, Nina Oikawa, Nita Angeletti, OFFICINACENTOUNO, Orsa Maggiore Jewels, PANAYIOTIS PANAYI, Paula Guzmán, Paulina Knapik, Petra Mohylova,Priyanka Baburaj – Adithyan James / MICHELIA, RACHEL REILLY, Raquel Bessudo, Rebekah Wilson, Reem Jano Jewellery, Rho Tang, Roberta Mattos Jewelry, Roberta Pederzoli / Quinta Essenza, ROHIT JAIN, Ronel (JP) Bauermeister / Topiary & Ashe, Sara Leme, Sara Zaghetto, Sarah Christian, Sheila Cunha Ornaments, Sheila Westera London, Silvia Cruceru/Contemplativ, SILVIA OCCASI, SPOLETO GIOIELLI SNC, Sophie Martin-Glinel t/a Essemgé, Sowon Joo, SPINELLI GIOIELLI – Marco e Paolo Spinelli, Stefanie Verhoef, SUI LING WANG, Sunset Yogurt, Superlora Studio by Ariadne Kapelioti, Susan Crow for East Fourth Street Jewelry, SUSAN LENART KAZMER, Swain McCaughrin – MISASSEMBLED, Taibe Palacios, TASSA THEOCHARIS GANIDOU, Tatyana Kholodnova, TERESA LEE, Tessa Reijmers, TINGs jewellery, toni · gie – designer: Antonella Scavone, Valerie Cheung, Veronika Kuryanova, Viktoria Strizhak/ Vertigo Jewellery Lab, Vladimir Markin, Yasamin Zadmehr, Yichen Dong, YU WEI YU, Yuri Gogol
*Quote, Carolyn McDowall ©2002